OEM Data Delivery, a developer of jobsite data management tools, has introduced a comprehensive telematics system designed for owners of heavy equipment that want to track and manage their assets, and each unit’s fuel consumption.
The OEM Data Delivery Telematics System is a wireless, hands-free way to capture individual asset locations, along with work time, engine idle and service alerts, with a high degree of precision. This allows management to monitor, in real time, the activity at each jobsite, so that every resource — workers, equipment, tools and fuel — can be used to greatest benefit.
OEM DD Telematics Systems are scaleable, and have a high population capability. Systems typically consist of several modules, which can be implemented simultaneously, or over time. Generally, the core module is an ST-900 Cellular Service Tracker, which offers standard GPS capabilities, with greater flexibility, and more user-friendly operation. The ST-900 tracks machine hours, location idle vs. work logs and odometer readings. It also generates custom service alerts so maintenance can be scheduled when it’s most advantageous and over-servicing is avoided.
A Fuel Tracker unit, used in conjunction with the ST-900, tracks, in real time, the dispensing of fuel and other consumables into individual equipment or vehicles.
Telematics systems are custom-engineered to user requirements; and training takes just a few hours. All modules within the OEM DD Telematics System were engineered for rugged environments. Systems perform wirelessly, paperlessly and free of manual intervention. Management reports are generated nightly and information can be uploaded into virtually any back office system.
In addition to its operational and analysis benefits, The OEM DD Telematics System streamlines the process of generating regulatory documents, particularly fuel tax refunds for off-highway use. Like telematics systems used in other industries, it has proven to be a valuable tool for the prevention of asset theft.
Equipment telematics has proven its value as a cost-control tool in a challenging business climate. As expenses have been trimmed across-the-board, the fleet per mechanic ratio has increased for many companies. Telematics technology lets equipment owners maximize the efficiency of their maintenance staffs. OEM DD Telematics also offers the important benefit of not being shared with the equipment manufacturer, who might use the information in making warranty claim decisions.
OEM DD Telematics is based on rugged jobsite technology developed by OEM Data Delivery and used by construction companies, landfill operators, rental companies and others who operate complex jobsites.
OEM Data Delivery is headquartered in Shelton, Conn.